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Spiritual Holistic Medicine

Spiritual Holistic Medicine
What you don't know about magic mushrooms
May 12, 2020

“Nature is alive and talking to us. This is not a metaphor.”- Terence McKenna  Humans have had a sacred relationship with nature for thousands of years. Nutritious plants, fruits and roots kept...

The devil you don’t know

The devil you don't know
May 12, 2020

He’s been tied to hundreds of heinous crimes throughout history, often pinned as the alleged influencer. Hollywood has profited heavily off his presence in films like “The Witch,” “Rosemary’s...

What’s wrong with weed?

What's wrong with weed?
Exploring the stigmas attached to marijuana
May 12, 2020

Within the state of California, marijuana has been legal and decriminalized for years. Yet, many people still choose to believe the various stigmas attached to this controversial plant. In 1996, California...

A Raunchy Romp Through Literature

A Raunchy Romp Through Literature
May 12, 2020

Entering that balmy room on the fifth floor of the Rue de Montreuil from the novel cold always proved uncomfortable. My glasses fogged and my face warmed to a horribly Celtic shade of carmine. Evé Tournier’s,...

Athletic Performance: What’s weed got to do with it?

Athletic Performance: What's weed got to do with it?
May 12, 2020

“I just love weed man!” said former NCAA college athlete Nate Jacob.  Like many other college athletes, Jacob was once part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association at his school. The NCAA,...

Give a girl a motorcycle

San Francisco and Sacramento Litas gather for a memorial ride.
May 12, 2020

“My excitement for moto comes from the adrenaline,” said Tish Yodatee, co-founder of the all-female motorcycle collective Bay Area chapter “The Litas.”  “The power, the freedom. Being in the...

The story behind the ink

Galen Leach, tattoo artist in San Francisco
How tattoo artists foster community through their work
May 12, 2020

Tattoo art can be as exciting as it is addictive. While versatile in technique, it is beautiful in appearance. The tattoo industry is a fascinating one, with a history that dates back over thousands of...

Fucking ourselves over with sex

Fucking ourselves over with sex
How sex can bring just as much pain as pleasure
May 12, 2020

When we don’t know how to deal with ourselves and our feelings or with others and their feelings, we each seek refuge differently. Some people splurge their money online shopping in the name of “Treat...

A party animal guide to safer sessions

A party animal guide to safer sessions
May 11, 2020

Well, the 2020 festival season is cancelled.  But will that stop true party animals from doing their thing? Probably not. While it’s important to take necessary precautions to avoid contracting or...

Here for the music, not harassment

Here for the music, not harassment
May 11, 2020

With ticket and ID in hand, I anxiously stood with my feet apart while a security guard patted me down right outside the main entrance. An industry standard, this protocol has become second nature to a...

Reading In Shelter

Reading In Shelter
April 30, 2020

Currently, as local libraries and bookstores follow shelter-in-place guidelines, many avid readers have turned to e-books and audiobooks that can be accessed through public library websites. Digitized...

What does it mean to be productive in a global pandemic?

What does it mean to be productive in a global pandemic?
How the pressure to be productive when we’re being told to do nothing reshifts our understanding of our place in the world.
April 21, 2020

The coronavirus is the most trendy topic in the world right now, and rightfully so. Thousands of people have died, millions are without jobs and the ways in which we have been viewing the world are being...

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The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University
spring 2020